Back in October (told you this was overdue), Josh and I went on a very short vacation with a few friends. We took the first morning train from our station and met the others in Kobe to ride the JUMBO ferry to Takamatsu, Kagawa on Shikoku Island. This was the musical masterpiece we were privileged enough to listen to for a little too long. Our first stop was at an udon restaurant near Takamatsu station because if you want the best udon, well you have to get it in Kagawa. I'll be honest that udon is my least favorite Japanese noodle, but I ate every bite of my bowl in Kagawa.
|From the jumbo ferry|
The next morning we took another ferry to the art island of Naoshima, where everything is potentially art. Our group rented bikes and spent the morning pedaling around this beautiful place that has so far been spared from becoming overly touristy. I was able to see more of the Kusama pumpkins, one of my main goals on the trip. I feel sorry for the artist's struggles with mental illness, but I love her sculptures.